Beijing on June 12th news, according to foreign media reports, usually, people to see a doctor when they have to spend a long time in the waiting room, sometimes had to wait for nearly 1 hours to see a doctor. According to a recent survey, people spend an average of 21 minutes in an emergency department. This does not include the doctor’s appointment, Paihao waiting, transportation arrived at the hospital and a series of process time. The waiting time in the emergency department is longer, depending on the expert clinic, patients may need to wait more than 1 hours to 4 hours to finally see a doctor.
now with the development of the Internet, the emergence of a number of like trying to create a more convenient medical service startup, by telephone, network video chat and written reply to the doctors and patients together. Virtual doctors are no longer a new concept. Since the early 2000, there have been a number of companies (such as Teledoc and American Well) began to focus on the phone and video chat to provide uninterrupted 24/7 consulting services. However, these services are derived from the organization of enterprises or medical organizations, and now the emergence of a number of start-up companies are directly to consumers, through a lighter, more simple service to attract users.
virtual medical services, of course, can not completely replace the real face to face diagnosis, such as they can not carry out blood pressure measurement, testing. Moreover, they were unable to obtain the patient’s medical records and the patient’s previous personal history of treatment.
but this kind of suffering from minor ailments and processing, virtual doctor service or more than sufficient, such as general allergies, skin diseases and health problems. In fact, proponents of such services claim that telemedicine can not only save a lot of time and money for consumers, but also improve the current status of the medical system in short supply. On the other hand, there are some who doubt that such services will sacrifice the level and quality of medical services, thereby reducing the value of doctor-patient relationship. However, the momentum of the development of Internet based medical services is getting stronger and stronger. According to an article in the latest Kaiser Health News/USA Today, telemedicine services have also been favored by many health insurance companies, including Aetna and Cigna.
below the introduction of the United States 5 involved in telemedicine services startups:
Ringadoc web page (Tencent technology plan)
and Netflix, iTunes and Spotify and other entertainment services, Ringadoc provides on-demand subscription services based on the healthcare industry. Ringadoc was founded in 2010, founded in San Francisco, founder and CE>